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Four-Headed Ram Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Lapis lazuli
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 3/8 x 5/8 in. (1.4 x 0.9 x 1.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Four-Headed Ram Amulet, 664-332 B.C.E. Lapis lazuli, 9/16 x 3/8 x 5/8 in. (1.4 x 0.9 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1325E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1325E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1325E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small lapis lazuli amulet representing a standing four-headed ram. The ram’s left legs are forward, and its right legs back. The two front heads are side by side and face forward. The other two heads are side by side behind the first two and face backwards. The horns curve down and around the side of each face. The four-sided base has irregularly rounded corners. Condition: Perfect except for small nicks.
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